Wayne State University

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Wayne State's Cultural Gateway

Established in 1986, the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) serves over 2,000 students majoring in 16 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs - many of which are nationally accredited - through its departments:  Department of Communication, Department of Music, the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History and the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. The college's sheer size and diversity make it a major force in the life of Wayne State University and in the Greater Detroit Metro area. Its location offers students easy access to the very best of the cultural riches of the area:  museums, galleries and professional performance venues. Equally important, students benefit from numerous internship opportunities in industry, advertising, public relations, newspapers and national broadcast network affiliates.

In this setting of cultural diversity and advanced technologies, students benefit from expert faculty and state of the art resources and win top rankings in national and international competitions and tournaments. CFPCA's alumni include a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and recipients of and nominees for the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, Obie, Screen Actors Guild and Caldecott awards.

We encourage you to watch a debate, take in a show, attend a concert or come to an exhibition. Please click on each department's link for a complete listing of all of our events. Stop in for a visit or inquire about a tour by calling or e-mailing the department of your choice. We look forward to hearing from you!

Matthew W. Seeger
Professor and Dean
5104 Gullen Mall - The Linsell House
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone:  (313) 577-5342
FAX:  (313) 577-5355
Visit Dean Seeger's online faculty profile in the Department of Communication.

Dennis J. Tini
Interim Senior Associate Dean
(313) 577-2545
Oversees all faculty affairs and policy. Visit Prof. Tini's online faculty profile.

Judith A. Moldenhauer
Interim Associate Dean
(313) 577-5747
Oversees all student affairs and research. Visit Prof. Moldenhauer's online faculty profile.

Joan Ferguson
Assistant Dean
(313) 577-5362
Oversees the college’s budget, computing support services, facilities and personnel.

Karin Abel
Information Management Specialist
(313) 577-9337
Oversees the creation, management and maintenance of the college's personnel and financial information systems.

Gary Cendrowski
Systems Administrator
(313) 577-0294
Maintains all file servers and all college networking with the university’s online "backbone." Oversees all hardware and software throughout the college.

Kelly Driscoll
Academic Services Officer
(313) 577-5364
Manages degree audit and supports recruitment and retention initiatives.

Janine Dunlop
Budget (Administrative Assistant II)
(313) 577-5206
Commits funds for expenditures from the departments, advises and assists in processing forms for the departments, monitors and reconciles budgets.

Lezlie Hart
Associate Director of Student Services
(313) 577-5337
Responsible for CFPCA student services, orientation, recruitment and retention coordination.

Nicole Johnson
Executive Secretary to the Dean
(313) 577-5342
Keeps and maintains the Dean’s calendar. Administers the college’s undergraduate exit survey. Facilitates communications between the Dean and the Department Chairs.

Heather Mourer
Assistant Director of Development
(313) 577-0277
Connecting donors and alumni to causes that matter to them – our students!

Laura Orme
Director of Development
(313) 577-5336
Connecting donors and alumni to causes that matter to them – our students!

David Romas
Information Officer
(313) 577-5448
Produces college-level internal and external publications and media releases, is the central media and P.R. contact for the college and manages the college’s website and other promotions efforts.

Sandra Schemske
Art Collection Coordinator
(313) 577-9264
Oversees the Wayne State University Art Collection, one of the largest university-owned collections in the nation. Visit Sandra Schemske's online profile on the University Art Collection's website.

Rhonda Welsh
Alumni Officer
(313) 577-1087
Manages CFPCA's alumni affairs, alumni relations and alumni communications and supports the college's departments in these areas.

Student assistants for 2013-14 are Tahrima Ahmed, Richard Armstrong, Jessica Chapman, Ben Puente, Catia Sabak and Psoccrates Stansberry.